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The origins of the Culpepper surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name Culpepper began when someone in that family worked as a spicer. The name is derived from two Old English elements, cul and pepper. It meant "pepper gatherer." As spices were rare and expensive in the medieval period, this would have been a valued occupation.

Culpepper Early Origins



The surname Culpepper was first found in Kent where the family descend from Culpepers of Bayhall, Pembury, Kent.

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Culpepper Spelling Variations


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Culpepper Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Culpepper has appeared include Colepeper, Colpepper, Culpeper, Culpepper, Colepepper, Colpeper, Collpeper and many more.

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Culpepper Early History


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Culpepper Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Culpepper research. Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1321, 1644, 1725, 1588, 1651, 1660, 1601, 1663, 1600, 1660, 1616, 1654, 1635, 1689, 1677, 1683, 1656, 1723, 1651, 1670, 1632, 1700, 1668 and 1740 are included under the topic Early Culpepper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Culpepper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Culpepper Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir Geoffrey Colepeper High Sheriff of Kent; Sir William Culpeper, (1588-1651) 1st Baronet of Culpeper of Preston Hall, Kent; Sir Richard Culpeper, 2nd Baronet of Preston Hall (d 1660); Sir Cheney Culpeper(1601-1663), an English landowner; John Colepeper of Bedgebery (ca.1600-1660), 1st Baron Culpeper...

Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Culpepper Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Culpepper arrived in North America very early:

Culpepper Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Culpepper settled in New England in 1634
  • Elizabeth Culpepper, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • John Culpepper, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • Robert Culpepper, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • Dennis Culpepper, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Culpepper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaret Culpepper settled in Virginia in 1751

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Contemporary Notables of the name Culpepper (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Culpepper (post 1700)



  • William Albright Culpepper (1916-2015), American jurist, Judge on the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal for 22 years
  • Bobby Loyce Culpepper (1941-2015), American lawyer and politician, the longest serving member of the Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee (1968-2015)
  • John Broward Culpepper (1907-1990), American educator in Florida, appointed a Great Floridan in 2000
  • Pat Culpepper, retired American college football player and coach
  • Allen Ross Culpepper (1944-1969), United States Army captain in the Vietnam War cited for "extraordinary heroism", recipient of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Distinguished Service Cross
  • Randy Lechard Culpepper (b. 1989), American basketball player
  • Robert Edward "Ed" Culpepper (b. 1934), American former NFL defensive tackle from Bradenton, Florida
  • John Culpepper (1761-1841), American politician, Congressional Representative from North Carolina
  • C. C. Culpepper Sr., American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1956
  • John Culpepper (1761-1841), American politician, Representative from North Carolina, 1807-08, 1808-09, 1813-17, 1819-21, 1823-25, 1827-29
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    11. ...

    The Culpepper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Culpepper Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 24 October 2016 at 13:53.

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